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Lyon really does represent the best things about France; arguably the finest cuisine in the world, beautiful classical French architecture, pavement cafes, perfectly manicured parks and even a World Heritage listed old town.  Paris might have the romance, Nice the beach, but Lyon has the food.  If you’re after a good meal, then look no further than France’s third-largest city. The gastronomy capital of the world, Michelin starred eateries, cafes and bistros abound. Not to mention, the city’s own traditional restaurants, known as bouchons offer up a healthy serving of hearty Lyonnaise cuisine such as coq au vin, all washed down with a glass of red – well this is Beaujolais country after all. You’ll find markets galore selling everything. 

This World Heritage listed old town is a delight of Renaissance gems, Gothic cathedrals and medieval churches, with many of the buildings doubling up as boutique hotels and restaurants. And as France’s third-largest city, you can expect the usual assortment of museums and cultural diversions.  This cosmopolitan city has a mix of everything from traditional pubs, wine bars, jazz cafes and even the odd riverboat-cum-nightclub or two, bobbing about on the River Rhone.

October 2017
The Fête des Lumières is a gigantic street party as well as a fabulous light display. All kinds of images are projected onto the walls, and the crowds wander from sight to sight, drinking mulled wine as they go. 7-10 December, www.fetedeslumieres.lyon.fr/en

October 2017
The Centre d'Histoire de la Résistance et de la Déportation shows the role Lyon played during the mass deportation of Jews from France during WWII. Well worth a visit. www.chrd.lyon.fr

April 2017
About an hour south of Lyon by car is the Palais Idéal du Facteur Cheval, a fantastical dream palace sculpted by a postman using the rocked collected every day during his delivery rounds. Inspiring, beautiful and fun, it's well worth the drive. www.facteurcheval.com

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